Every year since 1995, the International Herb Association chooses an herb of the year. The bay laurel is the 2009 Herb of the Year. Bet you didn't know that! It's all about raising public awareness. You can easily grow herbs, they are lovely to look at AND you can EAT them. So I thought it apropos when I passed an adorable little green food truck today called The Bay Leaf Mobile Kitchen.
Next to the ARCO Exhibits Building you will find a very genial guy serving up delicious soups and sandwiches. The running favorite at the museum is the tomato-basil bisque soup and the turkey brie sandwich (with a sweet fig spread on oven roasted baguette). Or you could try the Bay Leaf Grilled Cheese: NY sharp cheddar, granny smith apple slices and Hempler's thick-cut bacon. The vegan choice is a hummus pita; it is house-made hummus with marinated cucumber, tomato, mint and basil in a warmed pita.
Another food offering that I really like is the Mexican Coke. It is made in Mexico with REAL cane sugar. It's become all the rage, so don't miss the opportunity to sample it.
Prospect & Flora downtown 393-8151 M-F 11-4